FAQs for NHS site teams

Can participants take part in more than one clinical trial? 

The answer to this is that it depends on which trials are being considered!  In CHIEF-PD, we don’t preclude people taking part in other trials but many trial protocols do specify no co-enrolment. Being in more than one study at a time however can get complex. It’s more difficult to e.g. differentiate what’s caused the problem. Ultimately, it’s a decision for the participant and the PIs are well placed to guide them on the burdens and potential benefits. Our team here are happy to try and provide an opinion on any known or potential interactions that rivastigmine might have with new drugs or devices.

What is happening at the end of August 22 with regard to recruitment? 

We are continuing! This will however necessitate some changes to the protocol and follow-up for at least an interim period. Dr Henderson will explain these in the PI meetings and via email to all PIs. Please keep going with identifying and screening potential recruits!

What about the recruitment end date on EDGE? 

We anticipate that this will be updated in the next few days so by early August 2022 you should see a new end date of 31st November 2022.

When is the next site / PI meeting? 

The next one is Thursday 28th July at 1600. You will have been emailed a Teams link and we’ll look forward to seeing you there.

What happens if there if a potential participant can’t be recruited at their closet site?

In this instance we try and ascertain which other regional sites may be able to recruit the participant and support sharing of necessary information between clinical teams to facilitate that.